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FeliciaRNCPN has 5 years experience.

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  1. FeliciaRNCPN

    Med-Surg Certification

    I did the CMSRN. Good luck on yours! Usually the best was to study is to use recommended study guides by the organization, it can be expensive but at least the hospital will reimburse me.
  2. FeliciaRNCPN

    Med-Surg Certification

    Yes! I used the book and review questions recommended by amsn.org. They have a 600 page review book that I read through and a booklet of review questions. I've studied pretty consistently 2-3 hours a week since May and wrote down some notes (I study better when I write things down but don't necessarily have to re-read them). I also got the CMSRN app and another med-surg review questions app. There is obviously no way to memorize everything but it helped me. I passed today!
  3. FeliciaRNCPN

    Med-Surg Certification

    What exam are you taking? Med surg? I taking my exam in about 2 weeks I’ll keep you posted!
  4. FeliciaRNCPN

    Med-Surg Certification

    FYI. I tried to PM that poster but never got a response.
  5. I'm looking for some flashcards or study guides to help me better understand PFTs. Any information/resources you have would be very helpful. Thanks!
  6. FeliciaRNCPN

    I really want to do the right thing and I need help!

    I was accused on diverting due to some erratic behavior and one inappropriate phone call made during my time off to my manager. It was absolutely warranted. I had some issues with alcohol at the time. I was aware but scared and it was getting out of control. I was confronted only days later by my manager and HR. They had run all my pharmacy records full of things not scanned in and the like. They found alcohol and my own prescription medication (which was a controlled substance) in my system. My work was sloppy at best at the time because I was constantly hungover. I was cleared for any concerns regarding diversion and given pay for the time it took to have the results of the screen back. The screen was considered negative because I had an up to date prescription for xanax. They had me get help for my issues with alcohol and I was able to return to work after a period of sobriety. I don't like to share this because it was a very shameful experience. The moral of my story is that I needed help desperately and without this happening in my life I would be in the same place (probably worse). If this nurse is diverting, yes, it may destroy her career but diverting narcotics can lead you to a worse fate. Today I'm not drinking or taking xanax and finally gotten control of my anxiety and depression issues.
  7. FeliciaRNCPN

    I really want to do the right thing and I need help!

    Also if the nurse is giving more narcotics than other nurses, pharmacy is able to see that as well.
  8. FeliciaRNCPN

    Therapy Animals to help with Addiction

    Having a puppy gave me an extra responsibility and something to sort of be accountable for. The first few months were absolutely horrible. I cried many nights because my very vocal puppy kept me up. She definitely helps with my anxiety and I always look forward to coming home to see her. Probably not what you were looking for but my mental health has definitely improved since having my puppy. She'll be 2 in July.
  9. FeliciaRNCPN

    What do they teach these days in school?!

    We do online modules about it yearly but i'm guessing most people just skip through it to get it done.
  10. FeliciaRNCPN

    What do they teach these days in school?!

    I confronted a nurse who was looking up her previous patient who had been transferred to a higher level of care. Her was response was "whatever, I don't even care!" I then explained to her that it was HIPAA violation 1) could be flagged by corporate 2) could result in discipline and 3) could be reported to the BON. Her response was, "I don't get why, he was my patient so how is that a HIPAA violation? I of course explained to her why it would be inappropriate but she sort of just blew my off. Seriously? She graduated in the last two years and doesn't get why this a problem? End of rant. Any one else have experience with this?
  11. Any routinely do depression screenings after a stroke diagnosis? I'm trying to start a protocol on my unit, any insight would help!
  12. FeliciaRNCPN

    SCRN Experience

    I tested this past December and passed! I used the AANN book, review book and fast facts!
  13. FeliciaRNCPN

    is CNRN appealing for neuro pediatric nurse recruiter?

    Do you have the option of getting pediatric certification? That would probably be the best option.
  14. FeliciaRNCPN

    Med-Surg Certification

    I just purchased the app! Hoping it will help I also have book recommended by the AMSN and i want to finish that as well. I applied for the test yesterday so I have to get myself in gear. But this isn't my first or second certification. I'm officially stroke certified and peds certified so hopefully this will go over well.
  15. FeliciaRNCPN

    Returning to work after incident

    I rarely share on this specific forum. But I almost lost a job I loved. Was forced to take some time off to take care of myself and returned almost three months later. I learned no one deserves to know the reason I was gone and over a year later still on the same unit. Management has been very supportive and I finally have the resources to take care of my issues properly.
  16. FeliciaRNCPN

    Lewis or Loyola? Cant decide.

    I graduated from Lewis quite a few years ago. Their program was difficult but I thought they did adequately prepare me for the NCLEX. PM me if you have any specific questions.

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